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September 17, 2010

Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's Annual Train Show






You once had a train set but your Mum gave it away?  
October is a dandy time to begin again.  

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club will be hosting their
Great Winnipeg Annual Train Show and Flea Market
at the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate, 180 Riverton on
Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. and
Sunday, October 17 from 11:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m.

Admission is $3 per person or $5 per family.
  
Everyone is welcome to browse and buy.  
Funds raised will go toward the Autism Society.  
Neat.  A way to have fun and help some kids.

For more information, contact 
Ken Epp at (204) 663-1226 
or e-mail tombband@shaw.ca


On Sunday Barbara Lange, editor of Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology, will be there. 

Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology collects stories from thirty Canadian authors (including the late Sheldon Oberman). These stories retell the significance of the railway - or a single journey taken - in the lives of ordinary Canadians. 

Dotted with junction and siding names, engine numbers, and routes, this book is a must for the rail enthusiast.


Editor Barbara Lange grew up in a railway-flavoured world in England. Her father, Richard Hurrell, worked for the London North Eastern Railway. As an adult Barbara travelled daily from her home in Brentwood by diesel-electric train and Tube to reach her office in London. 

She immigrated to Canada in 1978 and didn't set foot on a train for years. Since then she has travelled on VIA's The Canadian between Vancouver and Toronto, on The Ocean to Halifax, and to Churchill on The Hudson Bay Line. Barbara lives in Winnipeg with her husband, Larry (Smiley) Lange, a retired CNR carman from Transcona.



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Can't make it to the  Annual Train Show?

Please come to the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club meeting,
held on the second Friday of each month.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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